About

I am a fifth year PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. I am co-advised by Meredith Tamminga and David Embick, and I am affiliated both with the Variation & Cognition lab and with the Embick Lab at Penn. 

My primary interests lie in experimental approaches to the mental representation of linguistic variation. My dissertation considers the mental representation of the morphophonological variable ING (as in walking vs. walkin’) by probing aspects of shared representation using an auditory priming paradigm.

I am currently Editor-in-Chief of Penn Working Papers in Linguistics.

I am half English, half Dutch, and before studying at Penn I completed my BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences (major: Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience) at University College Utrecht, in the Netherlands, and my MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Oxford, in the UK. 

When I’m not doing Linguistics, you can find me rowing on the Schuylkill River as I am the co-president of Wharton Crew, bouldering at a local climbing gym, or planning my next backpacking trip.